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  1. Guitarist1983

    How did you learn to play?

    Grade school: piano lessons and church choir Jr High: guitar lessons, school chorus, organ lessons High school: more lessons, played for school musicals, church services, Top 40 gigs College: B.A. in music composition, guitar lessons, trumpet lessons, piano lessons, jazz band, concert band...
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    Treble Bridge Height Decked

    Follow up: I couldn't stand it and had to measure exactly. I decked the bridge on the High E side and measured the string action (fret 12) at 0.033" which is almost 2/64ths (~0.84 mm). Hope that helps. I should mention, that the guitar was unplayable that low. Fret out when bending notes at...
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    Treble Bridge Height Decked

    I have a 2023 61' SG Standard. I measured the bridge post gap using feeler gauges (I had 0.025" clearance on high E post). So I estimate the string height at 12th fret (on my SG) could be set as low as 0.045 inches ( <3/64" ~1.1 mm). My saddles are just barely notched (so they could be filed...
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    Gibson Deluxe tuners

    I would indeed contact Gibson, send a photo, and ask if the tuners could be replaced with a set having a common "stem" length.
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    How many guitars is fairly normal?

    I've been playing 52 years. The most I've ever had at any one time: 7--all electrics.
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    The SG’s “Long Neck”

    The SG neck is an asset for me when playing high slide parts. I can easily get a high E without having to contort my left hand.
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    What Would "Thunder Struck" be like without an SG? Listen here:

    Why is AC/DC's Thunderstruck so fascinating to other instrumentalists? Here's the 2-Cellos playing it live (w/tracks):
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    What Would "Thunder Struck" be like without an SG? Listen here:

    I can't say that Banjo is a direct replacement for the SG in Thunderstruck, but it's interesting:
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    Speaker for a 1x12 cab (Recommendations)

    Mr. @Bonzo21 , Did you decide on a speaker? I've got Celestions: G12H30, AlnicoBlue, G12M Greenback, G12-65, Warehouse Guitar Speakers (WGS) G12 variants, and Weber American styles. I went through a Speaker exploration "phase." Frankly, the Celestion differences are minimal to my ears at...
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    New SG muse pickguards . . .

    @Huntroll, I really like your white shell pickguard on white SG. Nice and classy.
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    First Jam with My First SG Was...

    Awesome! Just got to say that my new '61 Standard was a lot of fun to play today. Just fun! Didn't miss my Strat or Les Paul for a minute.
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    16 Humbuckers compared by Sweetwater, Many Comparison Sound files

    I found this very helpful to compare humbuckers. All of these were recorded with an Epi Les Paul: clean, gritty, medium dirt, and heavy dirt.
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    string gauge question

    String Joy has a tension calculator for string gauges. It's very informative:
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    Let' s talk about your guitars

    My only SG, ever, I just bought. It's a '61 standard and It's great! My son has a 2010 Musician's Friend LE SG Standard in White (now yellowing), with the batwing pickguard and Burstbucker 1 & 2 pups; he loves it. It looks like the one in @SGBreadfan 's post above...
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    Almost Ready to Buy My First SG

    Well, I've had good luck with Sweetwater and bought a '61 standard at 6 lbs 6 oz. It traveled 600 miles from Sweetwater to my house and it arrived in tune. It came with neck relief at 0.017", and medium high action (4.25/64ths and 5.5/64ths), good enough for slide work. The nut was well done...
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    Almost Ready to Buy My First SG

    Thanks for the comments. I live about 1 1/2 hours away from the nearest Big Box guitar shop that has an SG 61. There is an SG Standard up the street to try, and my son has a 2010 SG Standard that plays very nice. Being an old timer with a bad neck a 90 minute ride each way sounds unpleasant...
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    Almost Ready to Buy My First SG

    I'm trying to decide between the SG Standard 61 and the SG Standard. I prefer the looks of the 61 and its 60s BB pups. The SG Std has 490 pups, but I already have a Les Paul with 490 pups. But the 61's neck worries me a little; it's slim-tapered and joins the body at the 22nd fret. Whereas the...
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    New Member from Georgia

    Hello, one and all. I'm a long-time player, but I've never owned an SG. Les Pauls, Strats, a Gretsch, and a Tele in my past. But my back is giving out and I'm going lighter. SG looks like a fantastic option. Looking forward to learning from you experienced SG players.

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